NCSS 2021 SAT Results

NCSS Announces 2021 SAT Results
Posted on 09/17/2021
SAT LogoNewton County School System (NCSS) SAT test takers posted outstanding results in 2021, increasing their total composite score by 43 points to 1035. Overall, NCSS students increased their Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing Score by 16 points to 529; math scores rose 27 points to 506.

At the school level, Alcovy High School students increased their scores across the board in 2021, with their composite score soaring 44 points to 1018. Alcovy students increased their Evidenced-Based Writing by 24 points and their Math score by 19 points in 2021. Although Eastside High School saw a slight dip of two points on the Evidenced-Based Writing in 2021, their Math scores shot up 11 points which raised the school’s composite score to 1086 in 2021, which surpassed the national test takers and Georgia’s public school test takers. Finally, Newton High School students posted increases in every category in 2021. Their Evidenced-Based writing score increased 12 points and math shot up 29 points in 2021. As a result, the school’s composite score saw a 40 point boost, going from 953 to 993.

The SAT is a national college entrance exam some colleges and universities utilize to measure critical thinking skills students need for academic success in college. The SAT assesses how well students analyze and solve problems. It is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors.

“I am very proud of the commitment and dedication of all of our students, teachers, and leaders,” said Newton County School Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey. “The last eighteen months have been challenging for both our students and staff, and in spite of the obstacles, those students who took the SAT still posted a forty-three-point gain on the composite SAT score. Additionally, I want to recognize the students and staff at Eastside High School for surpassing the nation and their counterparts in Georgia’s public schools! What a fantastic accomplishment!”

Fuhrey added, “Our staff works hard to equip our students to be well-rounded and prepared for the future; therefore, we are reviewing our results to identify areas where we might make curricular and instructional adjustments to strengthen our students’ academic experiences. These results, coupled with the PSAT, ACT, and Iowa results, help us to plan strategically as early as kindergarten.”

For more information on Newton County’s 2021 SAT results, contact Dr. Allison Jordan, Director of Testing for Newton County Schools, at jordan.allison@newton.k12.ga.us.

2021 SAT Results
 GROUP   2021 TEST TAKERS   2021 EVIDENCED-BASED READING & WRITING   2021 MATH   2021 COMPOSITE
 Alcovy High    63   527   490   1018
 Eastside High    74   546   539   1086
 Newton High    64   510   483   993
 NCSS    201   529   506   1035
 Georgia-ALL Test Takers    49,170   551   534   1086
 Georgia-Public Schools Only    41,976   546   531   1077
 UJSA-ALL Test Takers    ---   533   528   1060
 USA-Public Schools Only    ---   524   514   1038

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